Together, we have ensured that Rhode Island will receive new leadership and took a major leap towards giving Rhode Island a fresh start.
Tonight we celebrate a successful campaign, but now the real work begins. I am honored to have the opportunity to go to work as your next General Treasurer, using the office to help get our economy growing and creating jobs.
But this victory is not about any one individual or office.
It’s about workers in the building and constructions trades, who drive every day over bumpy roads and crumbling bridges that they know they could be fixing.
It’s about small businesses owners who are frustrated when they see companies with friends at the statehouse get special deals, while they are left behind.
It’s about Rhode Islanders who work hard everyday to make ends meet, but are held back by a lagging economy and politicians who won’t step up to the plate.
You’ve stood with me for so long, and together, we accomplished something amazing. Today, we took a big step towards giving Rhode Island the leadership it deserves, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your help.
So thank you.
But this is only the beginning. I look forward to going to work for you because I know we have what it takes to get Rhode Island back on track.